The National Identification Number (NIN) is required as a means of establishing and verifying each Nigerian’s identity under the National Identity Database.
The NIN is for all Nigerians and legal residents (foreigners residing in Nigeria legally).
The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have also directed that subscribers can link their NIN to more than one sim card. They said telecom subscribers should take their NIN to the office of their service provider.
However, some Nigerians who posses NIN are still unsure how to go about linking their phone numbers to their NIN
Here are a few steps to link your phone number with your NIN:
To register and obtain your NIN, click here to download the NIN enrolment form_v2.pdf.
Fill and submit the form at any of the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) enrolment centres nearest to you.
To find out your nearest enrolment centre, Click here ...
If you have already registered and obtained your NIN and wish to retrieve it, dial *346# on your mobile phone for free, select “NIN retrieval by typing in “1” and then follow the steps displayed.
Once retrieved, integrate your NIN with your SIM number.
- For 9mobile networks, you simply need to visit the nearest office of your service provider (9mobile) to register/link your NIN.
- Go with NIN and your SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service provider. or dial *200*8#.
For Airtel: To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:
- Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
- Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
- Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
- Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.
- Visit mtn portal using your phone or computer.
- Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
- Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
- Wait for feedback from the network. or dial *785#.
- For Glo networks, you simply need to visit the nearest office of your service provider (Glo) to register/link your NIN.
- Go with NIN and your SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service provider. or send “UpdateNIN, NIN, FirstName, LastName” to 109.
Another option for retrieving your NIN is to visit your nearest enrolment centre or call – 08157691214; 08157691071.
If you have lost your NIN slip, pay N500 through REMITA at any bank nearest to you and present the teller at your nearest enrolment centre for a NIN slip reprint.
What you should know
It can be recalled that following the directive of NCC to telecommunication operators on 2-week ultimatum to disconnect sim cards not registered with NIN; the NIMC warned the general public to beware of fraudsters and scammers who are on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting people.
The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) stands against all forms of extortion regarding the registration/obtainment process and Nigerians are encouraged to report all cases of extortion to 08157691071; 09134939433; and/or [email protected]
The Federal Government has extended the deadline of the NIN-SIM linkage by telecom subscribers to 9 February 2021.